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51UNITY MAKES POWER BY CHRISPEN RICE
 Rice speaks of the dynamic relationship between unity and power. Unity is the key to success in any given situation in life. Strength, practically speaking, underlies unity, and whenever people act in unison with one another their strength increases a thousand-fold.


The 20th of December marks the International Human Solidarity Day. On this Day, the focus is on emphasizing the role of human solidarity in building lives of dignity for all on a healthy planet. We must work together to eradicate poverty and promote human and social development in developing countries, protect the planet and ensure dignity for all.
Solidarity is identified in the Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century, wherein those who either suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most. Consequently, in the context of globalization and the challenge of growing inequality, strengthening of international solidarity is indispensable.
This year's celebration of Human Solidarity Day comes after leaders of the world adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is a new, inclusive development underpinned by human rights and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease.
Young people are central to the process of building a more harmonious and integrated international society that strives against poverty, war, human rights abuses and intolerance. The concept of solidarity is crucial in the fight against poverty and in the involvement of all relevant stakeholders including young people is very crucial. Rice teaches us the importance of unity. If a country is united, nothing can shake or unsettle it, united we stand, divided we fall.